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Artist Mariko Paterson with a ceramic vase

Instagram LIVE with Mariko Paterson

Tue June 30, 2020 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Join Chief Curator Sequoia Miller for a virtual visit to the home studio of Halifax-based ceramic artist Mariko Paterson. No registration is necessary. Just mark you calendar and tune in on Instagram!

About the Artist

Mariko Paterson has been around the ceramic block. Born and raised in Vancouver, she left after a stint at Langara College to pursue a degree at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, followed by an MFA at Kent State University in Ohio. While her practice has taken her to New York, Michigan, Ohio, and Manitoba, Halifax, Nova Scotia now serves as the world ceramic headquarters of the small, but mighty Forage Studios.

Forage Studios presents a ceramic style not intended for the faint of heart. Historical interests mingle and meld with hand-building techniques when it comes to satisfying Paterson’s sculptural wants. Each piece is fired multiple times to build up rich layers of glaze, china paints, decals, and gold luster, which make her a combination of both crazy and satisfied in the end. Paterson’s dalliance with the pottery wheel has resulted in smaller functional forms that allow her to explore her love of creamy clay bodies, colour galore, and curious illustration.